DKOS Artists for Tues 24th Jan 2023 – Hydroponics / Juniper Three / Joseph Miller / Old Bohemia / Mima Merrow
HYDROPHONICS – Edinburgh
Hydroponics is an instrumental folk project created by Pete Wall. The band features Pete on guitar, David Burns on percussion, Angus Bruce on Keys and Alex Finlay on double bass. The outfit combines their collective backgrounds in folk, classical, jazz, funk, indie and pop with a laid back feel, resulting an a playful sound and an intoxicatingly joyful live show.
Hydroponics played their first live show in December 2022, supporting jazz-fusion band Mahuki, and now look to record and release their music, before taking it to folk festivals around the Scotland in 2023.
JUNIPER THREE – Glasgow
Juniper Three are a vocal trio performing our own arrangements of hand-picked songs, including both covers and originals, in an eclectic mix of styles.
Harmony is at the heart of what we do, and we also embrace the ethos of three solo singers coming together to share the lead. We perform a Capella, with occasional piano accompaniment, and with a backing band. Members Aimee Penman, Outi Smith and Laura Hill have a wealth of experience singing in the local circuit and further afield
JOSEPH MILLER – Glasgow
Joseph Miller is a singer and songwriter based in Glasgow, Scotland.
In 2012 he started playing small shows around London where he was living and working at the time. In early 2014 he independently released an acoustic collection of songs titled The ‘One-Take’ sessions. The tracks were originally recorded as demos in one take with just an acoustic guitar and vocal. The release was praised by several online blogs who celebrated his striking voice and emotive lyrics.
In November of 2014 Joseph was personally selected by Christina Perri (‘Jar of Hearts’/’A Thousand Years’) to open for her on the Glasgow stop of her ‘Head or Heart Tour’. He has also opened for Stu Larsen, Tom Speight and Into The Ark as well as many of Glasgow’s very own rising talent – Mick Hargan, Sharon Martin and Panic Anchor. Not only has he opened for artists of such high calibre but he has also headlined many of Glasgow’s most iconic venues – King Tuts, o2 ABC2, Classic Grand, The Old Hairdressers, The Glad Café and Cottiers Theatre.
The ‘Live in Glasgow’ EP was released in November 2019.
In 2021 the single ‘Fade Away’ was released in collaboration with Queer Ear records and gained over 1,000 streams in its first week on Spotify.
Joseph is currently recording a new album while continuing to play songwriter sessions across the UK.
OLD BOHEMIA – Glasgow
Old Bohemia are one of Scotland’s best and most loved acoustic duo’s; being exported to Berlin, L.A, San Francisco, New York, London… all the way to Asia and beyond.
At 18 years old they were playing to audiences of 10,000 working with Sony as the tour support for Glasvegas and they’ve continued with that level of professionalism throughout their career.
They have since played 1000 gigs, working with some of the biggest names in the industry along the way.
They can be generally found as resident performers in some of the U.K’s best loved music venues, playing well known songs of the last 50 years or entertaining at weddings or corporate events.
Whether your looking for a soul and blues sound for a champagne or cocktail bar, a rock and pop sound for an uptempo weekend, or background music for a restaurant, hotel or wedding, their repertoire is versatile, classy and always putting the extra effort in to provide an unforgettable experience.
MIMA MERROW – Glasgow
Mima Merrow is an Irish singer-songwriter based in Glasgow. She left Belfast at 18 to live in Glasgow and soon she will have been away from home for as long as she was there.
Merrow’s sound is a unique blend of alternative folk characterised by longing, sudden changes in direction, and melodies that ache. Fascinated by the relationship between our environments and bodies, her thoughtful lyricism is held together by intimacy, honesty, and stories that challenge her listeners.
Mima released her debut album, Almost Home, in September 2022. It explores the idea of home; where it is, who is allowed there, the rituals and rites of passage that bring it together.
The record is produced by Inge Thomson (who also performs on the LP), mixed by Garry Boyle (The Elephant Sessions, Stanley Odd, RSNO) and mastered by Dean Honer.
Admiral Fallow’s Louis Abbott plays drums and percussion and Jill Lorean plays strings, with Ali Hendry on trumpet, James Lindsay on bass, and Inge Thomson on electronics, backing vocals, and percussion.
Singles I’ve Been Waiting and Secret Codes have helped secure airplay on BBC Radio Ulster, BBC Radio Foyle and BBC Radio Scotland (thanks to Roddy Hart) as well as spins on Amazing Radio and glowing reviews via SNACK magazine, the Scottish Alternative Music Awards (SAMAs) and The Music Files.